Hancock County JFS Employees To Get Raises

1/11/19 – 5:19 A.M.

73 employees at the Hancock County Department of Job and Family Services will get raises this year, and it won’t impact the county’s general fund. JFS Director Randall Galbraith says the money is coming from state and federal funds received by the department. The raises amount to $232,000 per year.

Galbraith says JFS employees were leaving the department for similar, higher-paying jobs in neighboring counties. Many times an employee would receive training in Hancock County before quickly leaving for a job elsewhere. Galbraith believes this will help slow employee turnover rates.

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